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Science Friday, October 11th 2013 at 5:30 pm

MIT Is Building Self Assembling Robots, Because Science Loves Tempting Fate [Video]

It looks like adorable stop motion animation until you realize it's actually happening.

Want a glimpse at what your final moments on this planet will look like? In this video, MIT News proudly shows off MIT’s new, tiny, colorful death machines — um, I mean robots. Self assembling, move-under-their-own-power, hurl-themselves-through-the-air robots.

For now, the robots are being controlled by wireless signals that tell them what shapes to form. For now. Eventually, MIT’s researchers plan to allow the robots to assemble themselves into whatever structures are necessary for their robot tasks.

We can only imagine those tasks include shooting lasers and enslaving humanity. For real, it’s like scientists only watch the beginning of sci-fi movies and stop before things go bad.

(via MITNewsOffice)

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